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Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
football and the republicans are like a football team with no offense and only a defense. they just keep trying to stop and never want to advance the ball. they have no strategies but they do have multiple defensive strategies. the repeal movement is now dead. the attack the website movement is slowly going away. but now we have a battle raging on in the courts. new york times notes a fresh wave of legal challenges to the laws playing out in courtrooms as conservatives make the case that mr. obama has overstepped his authority. the opposition never sleeps. >> they don't sleep and it is their organizing principle because i think for grass roots tea party conservatives and don't forget, some of the tea party popped up as obama care was being passed back in 2009 and 2010. there are some people who genuinely see it as the last big reach of government especially on something as personal as health care. there's an emotional sometimes bordering on paranoid fuel that some of the republicans are tapping into with that. and it's the only thing that seems to stir their base. and as far as whatever
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
is they really want more defense spending but it doesn't seem to motivate that many republicans in congress anymore. the other, you felt really burned by the last government shutdown and want to avoid another one. they have a good thing going politically with everybody talking about obama care and the problems with the rollout of and they are afraid of distracting from that. whether they can go and convince 100 some or nearly 200 republican members of the house that it is a good idea and convince the heritage foundation and other conservative pressure groupz to go along with that deal, it's going to be difficult. we'll see whether they succeed. >> one of my favorite parts of covering politics. trying to figure out what will heritage accept and the whole country can wait and see. >> right? >> little heritage christmas present. >> they don't actually get their way. it's a question of how much trouble they have to make before republicans realize -- >> make it their way a lot. >> they got the shutdown they wanted for christmas. >> but didn't get obama care defunded. >> it's a fan
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
of their message. one day they send b-52s on freedom of navigation exercise into the air defense identification zone, then the next day they kind of shift gears in terms of commercial aviation and mix their talking points up with our allies in tokyo. i think all of that they had to dial in and fix just a bit. but we're not going to know the results of what he did for weeks and months. for example, if tension is lessened, if a dialogue ensues between tokyo and beijing, if we come up with the way to alleviate tension and roll back incidents if they occur in the region, then i think he ought to consider it a success. fw it remains a very red hot zone in terms of the number of reconnaissance missions and surveillance missions, that's where the danger lies today. you have six countries doing surveillance and reconnaissance missions in a very compact piece of geography. you up the possibility of an incident quite substantially. >> what are you doing tomorrow at 3:00? want to fill in for tour'e? >> don't tell tour'e. >> thanks for being with us. he changed his country but inspired a generation to chan
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